Azerbaijan to host Climbing World Cup

by outdoorextremist

Sykose Extreme Sports News

Azerbaijani capital Baku will host the eighth stage of the IFSC Climbing World Cup on June 22-23.

President of the IFSC European Council Wolfgang Webel said it will be the first major tournament on rock climbing to be held in the region.

Webel said this tournament will be the preparation for the 2015 European Olympic Games, which will take place in Baku.

According to the Azerbaijan Air and Extreme Sports Federation, Webel’s visit to Baku in April this year aimed to consider the inclusion of sport climbing in the list of the sports to be represented at the inaugural European Games.

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the main international body that supports the development of sport climbing worldwide. The Air and Extreme Sports Federation (FAIREX) represents Azerbaijan in this organization.

The national championships on sport climbing have been regularly held in Azerbaijan since 2009. Local and foreign…

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